Daily Tweets

You have to get up pretty early in the morning to fool Matthew Baldwin. Seriously, it gets me every time. I'm all "Why are you up so early?" 16:30 PM Have been smelling anise all morning. Someone remind me: does that indicate the presence of Satan or the onset of a stroke? 11:58 AM Bliss and Tell: Only Googling a

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Bureaucracy

  So lemmie tell you about the (mostly healed, in this photograph) wound on my forehead. Kind of a funny story. Last week The Queen and I rearranged the furniture in our bedroom, to make space for my new Craftsman 1470 pc. Professional Tool Set. (I like to store it all laid out like that, so I can easily find

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Falsebook

On the one hand, I am pleased to have received so many birthday greetings today, based on the random numbers I plugged into the "date of birth" fields when signing up for my Facebook account. On the other, it's unnerving how many people I know in real-life looked at those numbers and concluded that "46" was plausible as my age.

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Happy People Like You

One of the greatest things about having children--aside from the perpetuation of your genetic material and the necessity of having sex to do so--is that you again have an excuse to listen to Sesame Street albums. It's not just that the songs are catchy and clever and rife with jokes that only an adult would get, but that everyone involved

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AFI 100: The Bridge On the River Kwai & Nashville

Though The TV Show That Shall Remain Unnamed threatened to derail it for a few weeks, the AFI 100 Project continues apace. The Bridge On the River Kwai: Ah man, this movie has everything: war and valor and girls and adventure and crazy plans and Obi Wan Kenobi. I thought it was good-but-not-great until the midway point, when our plucky

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Political Roundup Addendum

A new poll was taken during Tuesday's primaries, in which half of all Democratic voters said that, if their preferred candidate does not win the nomination, they will vote for McCain in the general election instead. Honestly, I don't find those results surprising at all. I've long suspected that 50% of Democrats, if not more, are liars.

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Games: Twilight Struggle Back In Stock

I haven't reviewed many new board games recently because ... well, becauseI haven't played many new board games recently. I have a To Buy list of titles I hope to pick up soon, but I am currently unable to obtain any of them for one reason (Pandemic is out of stock) or another (Agricola is on preorder) or another (Age

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Political Roundup

B., loyal reader and master of reverse psychology, recently urged me to "Please please please stop writing about politics," adding "you don't have any insight I couldn't get from any other other blog equipped 30 something urban liberal guy." True, true enough. But B., you are not thinking this all the way through. Since you already read this site, isn't

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With Tuppence for Paper and Strings

Last Sunday was beautiful, here in Seattle. So I purchased a cheap kite at the local drugstore and went to a nearby field to fly it. It was the first time I'd done so since childhood, and had forgotten the intensity and purity of emotions a $5 kite can evoke. Foremost amongst them: FRUSTRATION and RAGE.

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